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Schlumberger program connects school to Internet

Posted: 7 November 2003

SEED program assists five schools throughout Brazil

Schlumberger Oilfield Services celebrated the connecting of the fifth Brazilian school to the Internet, as part of its Schlumberger Excellence in Educational Development (SEED) Project.

Through SEED, Schlumberger is providing 15 computers and supporting Internet connection costs for the next two years to the Escola Estadual Governador Djenal Tavares Queiroz, located in Aracajú, Sergipe. This school provides basic education to about 1500 students whose ages range from 11- to 18-years-old.

“The computers will give students access to technology and introduce them to the cyber world,” said Professor Osvaldina Ribeiro da Cruz Mello, school director. “This access will increase their educational level, bringing a new skill skills tofor the students about to enter in the labor market, as well as to those already out in the workplace. as to the ones already acting in the market In addition, this will instill self confidence and enhance their self esteem.”

The SEED Foundation is active in Brazil and 29 other countries, reflecting the commitment of Schlumberger employee volunteers to the continued educational development of students in countries where Schlumberger employees live and work.

The SEED program has three components: Internet connectivity, online science education content and collaborative projects. Since 1998, SEED has connected 110 schools, educating 160,000 students to the Internet in 30 economically developing countries. Five of these schools are in Brazil — in São Paulo, Espírito Santo and Sergipe states.

“We are proud of the community projects we have implemented in Brazil and the results,” said Sophie Zurquiyah Rousset, general manager, Schlumberger Oilfield Services, Latin America South. “It is particularly rewarding to see the enthusiasm of the students and their interest in the new concepts that the Internet brings.

“The development of education is the base of our actions, but we are sensitive to other basic needs the communities around us have,” continues Zurquiyah Rousset. “Schlumberger is actively participating in the government program - Fome Zero, and have developmenthas developed a number of other social actions. on its communities development and sustainability.With Countthe voluntarism of our employees and partnerships with our clients, we know that we can do more and we will.”

About Schlumberger
Schlumberger is a global oilfield and information services company with major activity in the energy industry. The company employs 78,000 people of more than 140 nationalities working in 100 countries, and consists of three primary business segments.

Schlumberger Oilfield Services is the world's premier oilfield services company supplying a wide range of technology services and solutions to the international oil and gas industry. WesternGeco, jointly owned with Baker Hughes, is the world's largest and most advanced surface seismic company.

SchlumbergerSema is a leading supplier of IT consulting, systems integration, and network and infrastructure services to the energy industry, as well as to the public sector, telecommunications and finance markets.

In 2002, Schlumberger revenue was $13.5 billion.

For more information see www.slb.com.

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